I had a chance to play with the new Doll of the Year for 2016, and I loved her dress and her hair because I loved their color. I loved the fact that Lea Clark came with a travel bag and a compass. That was the feature that I liked the most. At first I was a little confused as to what she did because the doll McKenna was a gymnast, and Isabelle was a dancer, but Lea did come with a book all about her called “Lea Dives In.”

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The book helped me understand what Lea loves to do, which is to explore, take pictures and go on adventures. The first day I took Lea home we went on our first adventure, a field hockey game at the local middle school. From there we were off to dance class. I introduced Lea to all my friends. Since then my sisters and I have taken turns dressing Lea up, camping out with Lea, even having a tea party. There is nothing too adventurous for Lea.

I was really lucky to be able to have Lea Clark, the Girl of the Year American Girl doll. I love her. I think you will too. The new American Girl Doll of the Year will be announced on Monday.